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Athletic and Sky saying Villa do not want to sell. Opened talks on new deal last week.

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Coronavirus Thread / Re: Coronavirus
« on: Today at 09:32:22 AM »
One rule for us another for them

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West Bromwich Albion FC / Re: Valérien Ismaël - Head Coach
« on: Yesterday at 09:16:29 PM »
Kean Bryan Sheffield United

Ahhh, thank you Aztech!

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West Bromwich Albion FC / Re: Valérien Ismaël - Head Coach
« on: Yesterday at 09:00:50 PM »

Ajayi - Bartley - O'Shea  with Kipre competing and maybe Bryan if he signs.



Joe Bryan? is he rumoured?

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West Bromwich Albion FC / Re: Valérien Ismaël - Head Coach
« on: Yesterday at 05:55:02 PM »
Not wanting to sound negative, but if someone did try to poach him before the 4 years, they would have to pay us compensation, but if we sacked him, we'd have to pay him off for the years on his contract?

I'd say you are right Alex. We will have set a release clause in his contract i imagine. If we sack him then we got years of wages to cover.

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West Bromwich Albion FC / Re: Valérien Ismaël - Head Coach
« on: Yesterday at 05:35:00 PM »
Sounds good to me too. We could do with more dynamism and drive around the place on the playing side, and it looks like we're going to have that in spades. Excellent!

Indeed mate. I think some have had it far too easy at our club for too long. With the departure of Dowling this is the fresh slate the club/we needed.

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West Bromwich Albion FC / Re: Valérien Ismaël - Head Coach
« on: Yesterday at 05:21:39 PM »
Oh yeah Athletic  article also said in true Albion style we tried to get him cheaper than the £2m clause and Barnsley generously offered to let us pay £250k of the £2m on finance which we declined.

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West Bromwich Albion FC / Re: Valérien Ismaël - Head Coach
« on: Yesterday at 05:08:16 PM »
Athletic have put up an article about him just. They spoke to various people who have worked with him.

To summarize:

Very strong leadership qualities, you would ride into battle for him.

Commands respect. CLear in what he wants and expects.

Understands the game very well from playing days as well as young managerial career.

Plays to his squads strength while pressing and passing

Then the usual about making it unpleasant for anyone to play his teams

Also says will demand a lot from Ken, won't accept complacency from him.



Sounds good to me.




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West Bromwich Albion FC / Re: Valérien Ismaël - Head Coach
« on: Yesterday at 04:50:09 PM »
It's refreshing to hear them talking about looking past the ends of their noses for the first time. Only took 5 years but better late than never.

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West Bromwich Albion FC / Re: Valérien Ismaël - Head Coach
« on: Yesterday at 04:40:44 PM »
Welcome to the club Valerian!! Let's hope it's a successful stay

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General Football & Sports / Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
« on: Yesterday at 12:03:55 PM »
Favre deal very close now. Palace have done well if it happens.

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West Bromwich Albion FC / Re: Fixtures 21/22
« on: Yesterday at 11:10:47 AM »
Mate im talking now with this level of squad, we scraped out of the league due to Brentford bottling it, and came crashing back into it! We are (imo) a good championship team, that is capable of over achieving on a shoe string budget in the prem for a couple of years at best

Apologies I thought you meant historically. Good EFL team with budget to become good for automatics if spent half-wisely I'd say.

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West Bromwich Albion FC / Re: Fixtures 21/22
« on: Yesterday at 09:37:49 AM »
This is our rightful level, its where we are comfortable and where our excitement is. I personally love this league and its nice to be in with a good chance of winning most games and not knowing your fate before the games even kicked off. The other good thing is as soon as that ref points to the centre circle for a goal, we can celebrate!!

To me that's a strange comment to make. 11th in the all time league table and that's with us being rubbish for 30 of the last 40 years. PL is our rightful level based on games played and results obtained.


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West Bromwich Albion FC / Re: Fixtures 21/22
« on: Yesterday at 09:22:35 AM »
It's not until you look down the fixture list in this division do you realise how ***** it is.

For all the moaning we do about being in the PL, if we ever want to achieve anything as a club we have to get back there as soon as soon as possible.

Spot on, the EFL is garbage.

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West Bromwich Albion FC / Re: Fixtures 21/22
« on: Yesterday at 09:04:07 AM »
Blackpool away is November. Bah.

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West Bromwich Albion FC / Re: Fixtures 21/22
« on: Yesterday at 09:03:04 AM »
Chapman

Albion will play Bournemouth away first game. Barnsley at home on the final weekend. Luton is the first home game. #wba

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General Football & Sports / Re: EURO 2020
« on: June 23, 2021, 11:20:52 PM »
It's true the german team are a good side but nothing special at all however they (almost) certainly will be able to handle the occasion better than us. Hoping to be proved wrong!

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General Football & Sports / Re: EURO 2020
« on: June 23, 2021, 10:48:45 PM »
Wonder if Gareth will make us do more of what we are not the best at or will he take the reigns off. No point playing for penalties.

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General Football & Sports / Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
« on: June 23, 2021, 07:50:20 PM »
Favre has agreed to become Palace manager, permit permitting - The Athletic

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General Football & Sports / Re: EURO 2020
« on: June 23, 2021, 06:34:02 PM »
Spain strolling, 'only' Slovakia who are also having a stinker themselves but 5-0 all the same.

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West Bromwich Albion FC / Re: New Manager Thread
« on: June 23, 2021, 06:24:57 PM »
I dont follow the person named but as you both said he's never posted anything a journo hasn't which is fine but why not give the credit?

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West Bromwich Albion FC / Re: New Manager Thread
« on: June 23, 2021, 04:44:01 PM »
"ITK" poster on Twitter who most in this thread have heard of has just tweeted the hold up isn't to do with compo, can't say what but not compo. Likely to be announced tomorrow or Friday...

The same bloke who said Wilder was done, Wagner was done .. so take from it what you will.

Sounds like he's waiting for a journo to provide him with an update so he can update us all.  I don't get it. Why not just tweet and give the source?

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General Football & Sports / Re: EURO 2020
« on: June 22, 2021, 11:00:02 PM »
Southgates a very poor manager and he knows it. That's why he plays damage limitation football from the start. Will never get a job that pays him as much as his current one.

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General Football & Sports / Re: EURO 2020
« on: June 22, 2021, 10:22:03 PM »
Another tepid Southgate performance. Will get nowhere fast playing like that. How many DCM's can one man play when we come up against anyone good?

18 more months of this rubbish.

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General Football & Sports / Re: OFFICIAL CHAMPIONSHIP THREAD
« on: June 22, 2021, 06:27:55 PM »
My starting position is "see, should have stayed at Albion", but then you consider the struggles he has had at his last 4 clubs and yet at 24 going on 25, he will still get a 5th chance at Championship level.

Redeem Harper is about to drop down to League 1.

You can fail down to the championship if you fail at Chelsea - you can't do that so easily at West Brom.


Brown was a lot more highly thought of though than i recall Harper ever being. He made the call to be fair and i won't hate the kid for it. He's not the first young lad to have his head turned and definitely won't be the last.

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